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Pender County Sheriff's Office

Deputies find man, woman passed out in car with engine running

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videoA man and woman are behind bars facing drug charges after deputies say they found the two passed out inside a car with the engine still running. Full story...
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UPDATED: SBI investigating officer-involved shooting in Pender County

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videoDistrict Attorney Ben David says the State Bureau of Investigation is looking into an officer-involved shooting that happened in Pender County over the weekend. Sunday night and a trooper with Highway Patrol shot and killed Maynard Thomas, 67, after investigators say Thomas pointed pulled his gun on them. Full story...
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Pender Co. jail officer fired after arrest in Wilmington

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videoA Pender County Jail officer is out of a job after being arrested yesterday morning in Wilmington. Full story...
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Pender Co. sheriff candidate charged with DWI

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videoA candidate for Pender County Sheriff faces some legal troubles of his own. Highway Patrol arrested Scott Lawson, 49, over the weekend for DWI and reckless driving. Full story...
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Pender County man faces child sex charges

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The Pender County Sheriff's Office arrested a man Friday for sex crimes against a child. Full story...
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Pender County gives new life to old Topsail High School

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video The old Topsail High School will breathe new life after Pender County commissioners today broke ground on renovations to make it the home of Pender County's Eastern Annex Building. Full story...
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Wallace man charged with raping Pender Co. teen

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Pender County investigators have charged a Wallace man with statutory rape. The Pender County Sheriff's Office charged Dustin Dewayne Raynor, 21, Monday. Full story...
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Admitted rapist sentenced to prison, deportation

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videoInvestigators in Pender County say an admitted rapist is heading to prison and then back to his home country. Pender County Sheriff's Det. John Leathearwood says Nazario Rojas Bautista pleaded guilty today to second degree rape and second degree sexual offense. Full story...
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Inmate death investigated in Pender County

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The death of an inmate in Pender County is under state investigation and an internal review. The Pender County Sheriff's Office says at about 6:30 p.m. Thursday, a detention officer making rounds found Zachary Bruns, 18, unresponsive. Full story...
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Pender man charged with trying to kill wife under $1M bond

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videoA Pender County man is in jail charged with trying to kill his wife last month. The Sheriff's Office says Tommy Wayne Smith, 51, is charged with attempted first degree murder, assault by strangulation, first degree sexual offense and other crimes. Full story...
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